Arborea Rework Bad Moon Rising

Our favourite ambient folkies Arborea have announced their only official release for 2014. It is a one-off digital single that is a acoustic-slide/vocal duet arrangement of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s classic choogler Bad Moon Rising. Have a listen below and it is available via the usual digital suspects or can be ordered via Bandcamp here. Sales will help fund a new album so make sure you buy a … Continue reading Arborea Rework Bad Moon Rising

Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

1. Invisible Familiars – Clever Devil 2. Real Lies – North Circular 3. Alice Boman – Red Eyes (War On Drugs Cover) 4. Arborea – Sea Of Polaris 5. Castanets – Out For The West 6. Matt Kivel – Open Road 7. J Mascis – Every Morning 8. The Wytches – The Holy Tightrope . . . . . . . . . Continue reading Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

It’s The Christmas Posts – No 6: Arborea

Cherry Tree Carol is one of the oldest known traditional songs related to Christmas (dating back to the 15th Century). Arborea have a rather special version of it that showcases a rather eerie side to their lovely psychedelia infused folk, at the end of the new album Fortress of the Sun. Continue reading It’s The Christmas Posts – No 6: Arborea

Videos of the Day: Brazos || Arborea || The Night Jars || Lars Bygden

Enjoy videos from Brazos and their track Charm, from Arborea with Pale Horse Phantasm filmed on location at Acadia National Park in Maine, from The Night Jars who use edits of episodes of the old Defenders of the Earth cartoons for their 60s garage inspired Drones, and from Lars Bygden, a truly brilliant animation for his dark and sorrowful track The Hole – not to be missed. … Continue reading Videos of the Day: Brazos || Arborea || The Night Jars || Lars Bygden

New Album From Arborea

Arborea has a new album Fortress of the Sun coming out on April 30th on the NYC label ESP-Disk. At the vanguard of the avant-folk scene, they effortlessly combine the delicate and fragile with the traditional, weaving together a beguiling mix of ambient sounds with gentle psychedelia, Appalachian folk and indie rock. Take a listen to a selection of tracks from the album below. Order it here. Continue reading New Album From Arborea

Daytrotter Reaches 2,000

The wonderful Daytrotter recently announced their 2,000th session and managed to get none other than Country music legend Glen Campbell in to record it, followed swiftly by a new session from the brilliant Delta Spirit. For those that don’t know Daytrotter sessions are typically four songs in length, recorded live to quarter-inch tape in a matter of a couple hours, with no overdubs. They are then made available … Continue reading Daytrotter Reaches 2,000

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: March

Another bonanza month. Another round up of the very best tracks we posted in March. Another selection of new tunes to get your teeth into too. So without further ado… Download White Denim – Drug mp3 (from D) First taste of rockers new album. Bodes well. Very well. Download The Everymen – Ballad Of Sarin mp3 (from Hello, Nice Evening. We Are The Everymen) Cocksure but not … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: March

New from Arborea

Indie folksters Arborea will be releasing a new album, Red Planet, on Oregon based label Strange Attractors Audio House in April. Mixing folk, some floating, spacey drone and minimalist percussion with Shanti Curran’s gorgeous vocals to mesmerising effect, the spine tingling results are stark, but beautifully compelling. Try Careless Love from the album, and also as a bonus treat yourself to Blue Crystal Fire, their … Continue reading New from Arborea